Award season is here, and I am so excited to be part of showing some mad love to brands and people we love in the beauty world. The Perfect365 team created a survey for our app users to take which allowed them to vote for their favorites–from beauty products, brands, and even influencers. Over 2300 Perfect365 app users took the survey, and we are loving the results!

Congrats to all of the amazing brands and influencers we’ve worked with this past year–you deserve all of the praises! Without further adieu, I present our winners of the Best Beauty of 2017!

Watch our Facebook Live stream recording of the Perfect365 Beauty Award Winners below:

BEST BEAUTY PRODUCTS

Best Highlighter

Best HighlighterWinner: Anastasia Beverly Hills Sundipped Glow Kit

Runner-up: BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector

Perfect365 Beauty Editor’s Pick: MAC Soft and Gentle

2017 was another strong year that brought out crazy competition between brands to release the best highlighters on the planet. We tried many, and there wasn’t enough time in the world to try them all. I got my hands on MAC Soft and Gentle a few years back, and I will have to admit that it is still a favorite on my list.

 

Best Bronzer

BWinner: Benefit Cosmetics Hoola

Runner-up: Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer

Perfect365 Beauty Editor’s Pick:  NARS Bronzing Powder

Benefit Cosmetics is famous for their boxed blushes, and Hoola, one of their boxed products, won among our users. The NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna has always been a staple in my kit and is still one that I reach for when I want an all over bronzed look.

 

Best Skincare Brand

Best SkincareWinner: Clinique

Runner-up: Neutrogena

Perfect365 Beauty Editor’s Pick: Dr. Dennis Gross

Clinique offers something for everyone in their skincare line, which makes it no surprise that this was the top pick. During one of my recent shopping trips to Space NK in San Francisco, I picked up several products from Dr. Dennis Gross that I have been using daily–the Alpha Beta Glow Pads (I use Extra Strength for oily skin) are a must-have for complete exfoliation.

 

Best Contouring Product

Best ContourWinner: Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Kit

Runner-up: Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Kit

Perfect365 Beauty Editor’s Pick: KKW Powder Contour Kit

2017 was another huge year for contouring (will it ever slow down?), and the contour queen Kim Kardashian West herself launched the KKW Powder Contour Kit, which I was pleasantly surprised with and use almost daily.

 

Best Concealer

Best ConcealerWinner: Tarte Shape Tape

Runner-up: MAC Pro Longwear Concealer

Perfect365 Beauty Editor’s Pick: Kylie Cosmetics Skin Concealer

My pick for best concealer is the Kylie Cosmetics Skin Concealer, which is like Tarte Shape Tape and MAC Pro Longwear mixed together. It is the best!

 

Best Liquid Foundation

Fenty BeautyWinner: Rihanna Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Foundation

Runner-up: L’Oreal True Match Foundation

Perfect365 Beauty Editor’s Pick: Estee Lauder Double Wear

2017 was a year when I was on the hunt for the next perfect foundation. While some came close, I found that my favorite Estee Lauder Double Wear liquid foundation is still a winner in my beauty book.

 

Best Primer

Winner: MAC Prep + Prime Skin

Runner-up: E.L.F Hydrating Primer

Perfect365 Beauty Editor’s Pick: Sisley Double Tenseur Instant & Long-Term Gel

When it comes to my skin and primers, I don’t have much luck. Either the texture is too oily, too slick, or doesn’t last. After trying the most expensive primer I could find, the Sisley Double Tenseur, my skin loved it. Go figure!

 

Best Setting Powder

Winner: Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder

Runner-up: Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish

Perfect365 Beauty Editor’s Pick: Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder

This item is a tough one because there are so many skin sensitivities that I encounter when I use powder. I really like the MUFE HD Microfinish Powder on my concealer to bake it. It creates a smooth look and brightens my under eye area.

 

Best Blush

Winner: MAC Powder Blush

Runner-up: Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush

Perfect365 Beauty Editor’s Pick: YSL Blush Volupte

MAC may have a classic blush at a good price, but my cheeks scream with delight when I bust out my YSL Blush Volupte. There’s something about it that separates it from other blushes. It looks expensive!

 

Best Setting Spray

Winner: Urban Decay All Nighter

Runner-up: MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ Finishing Mist

Perfect365 Beauty Editor’s Pick: COOLA Suncare Classic SPF 30

Not many people know about COOLA and their amazing line of sun care products. Cruelty-free and doesn’t irritate my skin, I love the setting spray from this brand. It keeps my full foundation on through an entire festival day out in the sun.

 

Best Eyeshadow Palette

Winner: Urban Decay Naked Heat

Runner-up: Morphe 35O

Perfect365 Beauty Editor’s Pick: Kylie Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palettes

Sure, I own the infamous Morphe 35O palette along with many others, but I was really impressed with the interesting shade range from Kylie’s Nice Palette from this past holiday. I can create multiple looks without being stuck using a bunch of brown shades.

 

Best Mascara

Winner: Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash

Runner-up: Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

Perfect365 Beauty Editor’s Pick: Chanel Le Volume

This was a tough call. I really love Benefit’s Roller Lash, but Chanel gets the prize from me. Everything from the quality of the formula to the brush makes it a perfect mascara.

Best Pencil Eyeliner

Winner: Urban Decay 24/7

Runner-up: Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel

Perfect365 Beauty Editor’s Pick: Burberry Effortless Kohl

These are all great eye pencils, and the Urban Decay 24/7 has been around for probably a decade. My heart belongs to the high-end Burberry pencil due to its longevity and easy glide-on texture.

Best Liquid Eyeliner

Winner: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

Runner-up: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof

Perfect365 Beauty Squad Pick: Wet N Wild Megaliner H2O

I definitely love Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner, and I have several of those in my personal kit. I will have to give my stamp of approval on the Wet N Wild liquid liner due to the affordability and strong stay-all-day formula.

Best Eyebrow Product

Winner: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow

Runner-up: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz

Perfect365 Beauty Squad Pick: Wunderbrow D-Fine Eyebrow Pencil & Gel

I have extremely sparse eyebrow hairs, so although I love Anastasia’s brow selections, I fell in love with Wunderbrow’s D-Fine pencil and gel combo. The gel thickens my brow hairs and creates a faux full brow look.

Best Liquid Lipstick

Winner: Kylie Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lip Kits

Runner-up: NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede Cream

Perfect365 Beauty Squad Pick: Huda Beauty Contour & Strobe Lip Set

I’m a total sucker for all-in-one kits! I’ve been a huge fan of Kylie Lip Kits since they launched, but after receiving the Huda Beauty Sets as gifts, I’ve been totally transformed into a fan. If you haven’t tried these, you are missing out!

Best Lipstick

Winner: Urban Decay Vice Lipstick

Runner-up: MAC Lipstick

Perfect365 Beauty Squad Pick: YSL Rouge Volupte Shine

 

Best Lip Gloss

Winner: NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss

Runner-up: Rihanna Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb

Perfect365 Beauty Squad Pick: Huda Beauty Lip Strobe

I agree with our users about the NYX Butter Glosses, they are amazing! After using those for several years, I’m all about something new. The Huda Beauty Lip Strobe glosses are out of this world and offer a beautiful holographic shine to the lips.

Best Makeup Brush Brand

Winner: MAC

Runner-up: Morphe

Perfect365 Beauty Squad Pick: Trish McEvoy

I can’t help it, I love luxury makeup brushes. I have MAC brushes that have lasted 20 years, and I usually purchase brushes that are built to last. I always gravitate towards my Trish brushes because of their beautiful structure and they just work great for seamless blending.

Best At-Home Hair Color

Winner: L’Oreal Excellence Crème

Runner-up: Garnier Nutrisse Nourishing Color Crème

Perfect365 Beauty Squad Pick: Arctic Fox

I normally do not use at-home hair dye for the purposes of having normal-colored hair. I like to do bright and fun colors, so I choose Arctic Fox hair dye for my crazy dye needs.

Best Beauty Product of 2017

Winner: Milk Cosmetics Holographic Stick

Runner-up: Tarte Shape Tape

 

Best Beauty Influencers in Explorer on Perfect365

Winner: Carol Lago

Runner-up: Ana Coltrane

 

Best Explorer Look From an Artist

Winner: Kait Salmon: Snow Queen

Runner-up: Ana Coltrane – Vamp Glam

 

Best Beauty Influencer of 2017

Winner: Manny MUA

Runner-up: Jaclyn Hill

 

Best Beauty Brands

Best Celebrity Makeup Brand of 2017

Winner: Kylie Cosmetics

Runner-up: FENTY Beauty by Rihanna

 

Best Indie Makeup Brand

Winner: Morphe

Runner-up: Melt Cosmetics

 

Best Beauty Brand of 2017

Winner: MAC

Runner-up: L’Oreal

 

Hello! I am a makeup artist veteran with almost 20 years of experience in the retail, freelance and editorial world of beauty. I’ve been beauty blogging for 10 years, with a focus on color cosmetics and skincare. Want me to review something? Just give me a holler!

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